EU ISPs Will Have to Ban Pirate PortalsAdded: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Recently, the European Court of Justice has handed down a ruling in some Austrian case, saying that all European countries can ask broadband providers to block copyright infringers, no matter the networks are involved or not.
The court ruling, which confirms a decision made late in 2013, follows a dispute between two film studios (German Constantin Film Verleih and the Wega-Filmproduktionsgesellschaft) and the ISP Telekabel Wien.
The Internet service provider has lost its case, where it argued that it should not have to block access to the popular video streaming portal kino.to, because the ISP can’t be responsible for the website’s actions. The judge ruled that the ISP allowed its subscribers to access copyrighted content made available to the public online by a third party, and therefore acted as an intermediary whose services were used to infringe a copyright. This means that the Europeans laws don’t require governments to limit injunctions to just the parties directly linked to a case.
Internet free speech advocates were not happy about this news, because this ruling favors the governments who want to block websites. The Internet service providers are also upset, as they may have to pay extra to obey these content restriction orders.
In the meantime, the entertainment industry is delighted, as encouraging governments to crack down on pirates is much easier than trying to bend the legislation to its will. For example, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry claimed that local filtering was consistent with fundamental rights under the law of the European Union, once again confirming that copyright is itself a fundamental right which needs to be protected.
Industry experts admit that now it is up to the Austrian government to decide whether it wants to go ahead with the move. As for the government of the United Kingdom, for example, it makes no difference, because the UK just blocks everything that moves.
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
|posted by (2014-04-03 06:58:59)|
|lucky some contry still got there Constitution which says can not censor so i say bring it on.|
|posted by (2014-04-03 10:22:14)|
|spot on.the uk gov have blocked my access to et but yet here i am so long live those countries with freedom as we dont have any here|
|posted by (2014-04-03 11:17:58)|
|its so easy to by pass block torrent site first i did when they tryed to censor TPB change DNS etc.|
|posted by (2014-04-03 13:23:53)|
|the government can try all they want to block website but there will all ways be a way to bypass the blocking websites long live extratorrent!!|
|posted by (2014-04-03 14:05:25)|
|They only ever stop the inquisitive and never the die hards|
|Well said taker. It is to easy to bypass systems and or Internet.|
|Camoron has been so successful in his quest to curb our access to sites like this as you can see by viewing my writing this!Blokes a complete nob who has a cabinet full of perverts and expenses fiddlers.|
|I'm looking forward to the day when Sphinctermouth Cameron and his stinking turd of a government are flushed away.|
|Dell and HP provide computers so they must be stopped also!!|
|posted by (2014-04-04 13:26:00)|
|Well, as I worked for an ISP a few moons ago. The ISP is right!, The ISP has nothing to do with content on the web. All your given is their content on their page and access to the internet as a whole using their ip address range. Their own DNS servers, always lookup the main DNS server which is another server completely. If the ISP owned their own fibre and the server in question was on their fibre then yes, they should block it. However like all ISP's they use a co-location linked up to a main transit fibre which can handle many tera bytes of traffic, Should they be blamed to? what about the top domain house who gives out the name on the internet? should they be blamed? You can not tie it down to one ISP.|
If you read it is saying that the ISP is part of the problem because its a 3rd party. You also could say, well the electricity powering the web, servers, laptops, pcs, are also third party. The tv's, The modems to allow access. all the brands out their.. So for me this is a no vote and should not pass.
As with any blocked site in the UK, or anywhere in the world, the internet is designed for you as a user not a government. There are always ways round everything. You can not block us from any site..
|@livensflame: I totally agree, but who would you have in their place??|
|I vote for the monster raving loony Party they have more sense : D|
|#2 i totally agree, i been using prx2.unblocksit.es/ to come here and login to my account as the normal link is blocked by uk isps, imagine my surprise when i tried to login this morning to get a message saying my ip was banned.... dunno whether its my isp or this site who banned me, but here i am, connecting via a french proxy....... try try again you cant keep a good man down||
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